1. How to Lighten Up a Small Living Room Space

    When your living room seems small and cramped, it is not a very comfortable place to kick back and relax. People with smaller homes often seek ways to open up and make a smaller living room feel roomier. This may require a few modifications to the way your living room is currently laid out, but the effect can seem more dramatic than you may realize. Here are some ways to accomplish this effect eas…Read More

  2. Easy Tips for Selecting Residential Tenants

    The most challenging thing you will encounter as a landlord is tenant selection. The process is more of an art than a science. It’s a practice that requires landlords to be aware and flexible. Finding good tenants that will take care of your home is something challenging but very essential. A good number of seasoned landlords have found themselves stuck with irresponsible and unreliable tenants.…Read More

  3. 10 Ways to Make Your Home Feel Like a Getaway

    10 Ways to Make Your Home Feel Like a Getaway

    Featured image credit: Floform Destination vacations are cool and all, but staycations can be just as fulfilling — and less stressful! Between saving on travel expenses and having an excuse to explore the tourist attractions around your hometown, staycations are arguably the ultimate form of vacation. But there is something to be said about the relaxing quality of a hotel or resort. But by makin…Read More

  4. Which Kitchen Countertop Is Right for Me?

    Which Kitchen Countertop Is Right for Me? Choosing kitchen countertop materials might feel as complicated as buying a car or a house. Your countertops are a significant purchase, so you want to be sure that you make the right decision. As part of that process, cleaning those countertops is as important as the one that you choose. Take a look at these five types to get a sense for which one suits …Read More

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    Which Kitchen Floor Material is Best for You?

    If you’re considering a kitchen remodel, the floors are probably part of the equation. The kitchen is the heart of the home and the floors of the kitchen and the home are the veins. When people come to visit, friends, family, the neighborhood kids, when dogs come in with wet and dirty paws; the kitchen may be the first place they come and the floors need to be able to hold up to the constant str…Read More

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    What’s New in Cabinets?

    The kitchen makes the home, right? So many times you see the image of a family gathered in the kitchen, catching up and having a great time. But what makes the kitchen? The cabinets! In order for a kitchen to be both functional and welcoming, well-designed custom cabinets need to both stand out as a beautiful focal point and blend in with the rest of the house. Kitchen cabinet designs go in and ou…Read More

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    New Home Construction: 4 Things to Consider

    Doing your research on new home construction is essential when starting out the process. From where the home is located to what kind of appliances are installed, each decision will cost money and it’s one that you will live with for a long time. Unlike buying a previously owned home where you can potentially just move in and unpack, the process of purchasing a new home construction is more compl…Read More

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    Renovating During Winter

    When you live in Chicago, you know what winters are like. Whether you love it or hate it, it’s a tough time of year with harsh winds and snowstorms. It may seem like the perfect time to stay indoors with a warm fireplace and blankets everywhere, in your cozy den. But what if you don’t have a den? What if you don’t have a fireplace? What if your room to cuddle in just isn’t that cozy? It mi…Read More

  9. 8 Tips/Ideas About Home Building

      Imagine living in a comfortable, modern house with your desired design, good temperature variations from room to room, and, best of all, great room for improvements. It might sound too good to be true, but these cozy conditions are the norm for people who had tried these. It’s exciting to build a home from the ground up. There are fun choices to be made, from selecting the hardwood floors…Read More

  10. Indoor Air Quality in Healthy Homes Gives Better Health

    Indoor Air Quality and Better Health Did you know the air inside your home or office is often worse than outside air? We are used to thinking of the indoors as a safe haven from pollution. Yet research has indicated that the indoor environment may be as much as ten times more polluted than the outdoor environment.  Since most of us spend most of our time indoors, it would be wise to ensure our in…Read More